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Asia Pacific THE INDUSTRY MAGAZINE FOR ASIA

HMS MAKE M-BUS MEASURING DEVICES TALK MODBUS-TCP

8 DP TECHNOLOGY CORP. INNOVATIVE CAM SOLUTION ESPRIT 2015 TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND AUTOMATION

10 NEW IE3 MOTORS (7.5-22KW) – BONFIGLIOLI´S FIRST STEP IN ITS EXPANDING AND INNOVATIVE IE3 PRODUCT SERIES

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NORD SMART STANDARD DRIVES PROVIDE SERVO DYNAMICS AND PRECISION

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PRECISION ELECTROCHEMICAL MACHINING (PECM) FROM KENNAMETAL PRECISION SURFACE SOLUTIONS® REDEFINES MACHINING CAPABILITIES

Questions and answers define shaping and finishing in a single operation.

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recision Electrochemical Machining (PECM) is a nonconventional machining process that can really help deliver high-quality components productively. For specifics, we have asked Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions Product Manager Patrick Matt to explain more about the process.

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Q: What is PECM? A: Precision electrochemical machining (PECM) is an electrochemical cavity-sinking erosion process with oscillating electrodes and a regulated working gap. It applies a pulsed direct current between the electrode and the workpiece. The workpiece dissolves anodically in accordance with the geometry of the subsequent electrode. This gives rise to complex geometrical shapes in practically all electrically conductive metals, e.g. in highly-tempered steel, rolling bearing steel, powder-metallurgy steel and super-alloys. PECM thereby also taps applications which could not be manufactured feasibly or at all in the past. Shaping, drilling, or micro structuring on external or internal areas are typical applications PECM can achieve efficiently. Regarding tolerances, the process is able of achieving quality in a 2 to 5µm range. Roughing, finishing, and polishing are 09 | Industry Asia Pacific | April 2015

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typically combined into one operation. Achievable surface finish is 0,05μm. Feed rate of cathode between 0,1mm/min – 2 mm / min (application related).Typically multiple parts are machined within one cycle to achieve an attractive cost per part. Q: What is the background with this technology? A: Historically speaking, PECM technology first emerged in the 1990’s, exclusively associated with adding fine details to razor blade manufacturing. Machines appeared on the market in 2006, and for the past three years, Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions and PEMTEC became partners to provide PECM Centers to global regions, including China. Q: What does Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions offer regarding PECM technology? A: Depending of the region, Kennametal Precision Surface Soluitons offers customers equipment (machine and specific tooling and post conditioning systems). Additionally we offer process development support and subcontract activity to support either testing, ramp up of production, and simple contract activities.


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- Parts free from any oxide layers & free from any tension. - As the electrode does not touch the part, the process does not care about material properties (hard , soft, rigid, etc.) and accordingly offers capabilities unreached by other processes. - The running cost are very attractive - Attractive cycle times: multiple parts machined within one cycle.

Q: What are the key features that drive the adoption of PECM? Lower cost / part Short cycle times due to multiple machined within one cycle (typically 4 – 60 pcs. / cycle ) Almost no electrode wear – therefore very attractive running costs Independent from material hardness Reduction of process steps - (Shaping, surface finishing ( up to 0,05 μm ) & deburring into one operation) Freedom of design Once negative shape is created into the electrode – each part formed looks like the other. Almost all shapes & features are able to machine economically by PECM which aren’t by conventional machining

Q: What are the benefits of using PECM versus conventional machining processes? - Reduction in process steps, PECM creates finished features like shapes, holes free from burrs in a single step. - Superior surface finish up to 0,05μm beside 2- 5 μm tolerance.

Q: What is the potential of PECM technology in the market? A: PECM has the ability to become more than a niche technology, as it delivers precise products with almost no post-processing effort (deburring, finishing) independent from material hardness, which is the base for lower-cost part production compared to traditional machining. There is obviously a market demand for such technology for hard-to-machine materials as well as cost pressures forcing the market to nurture innovations. As most of the markets look for higher efficiency, we will see more and more engineered parts coming up (higher stress loaded, smaller, more precise, exotic material hard to machine, etc.). To produce these parts, PECM could become a key process as it ensures the economic competitiveness of their users on the global market. MORE INFORMATION

Part performance Parts free from any tension as neither mechanical nor thermal stress load will be applied to the part => part performance, fatigue strength of part increases Surface generated free from any structure

Q: What is the key production criterion and limits to leverage a successful PECM adoption? - Intricate shape and thickness of the component favor PECM - High production rate and huge volume production contributes heavily - Scope of dimension as a max surface to be machined at once has to be within a 100cm² areas.

Kennametal Precision Surface Solutions can provide more information from our Precision Surfaces Solutions PECM Center of Excellence by contacting k-hlzg.information@ kennametal.com For more information, visit the company's website at www.kennametal.com 09 | Industry Asia Pacific | April 2015

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STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AND LICENSING AGREEMENT BETWEEN TWO MARKET LEADERS: OSG CUTTING TOOLS WITH THE HAIMER SAFE-LOCK™ SYSTEM

Strategic partnership and licensing agreement between two market leaders: OSG cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ System.

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n April 2015 the OSG Corporation, a world leader in round cutting tools, and Haimer GmbH, market leader in tool holding technology, signed a strategic partnership and licensing agreement. The OSG-Group is bringing their round endmill cutting tools to the global market now with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™-System. The OSG-Group, Japanese market leader for solid carbide endmills, has begun offering their high quality cutting tools with the HAIMER Safe-Lock™ system worldwide.

The unique Safe-Lock™ design in cutting tools and toolholders combines a high precision press fit clamping with a positive form locking mechanism. This prevents round cutting tools from being rotated or completely pulled out from its tool holder during heavy machining. The combination of symmetrical pull out protection, highest concentricity and excellent balance of the Safe-Lock™ system, results in a vibration free machining process. This leads to a more efficient metal removal rate, that is superior when compared to conventional Milling chucks or Weldon shanked cutting tools and toolholders.

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OSG has been testing various systems for pull out security over the past several months. Only the technology of the Safe-Lock™ system could convince the high-tech Japanese company. Jiro Osawa, Technical Managing Director at OSG headquarters and CEO for North America, explains: “Our field testing proved that the combination of our endmills with Safe-Lock™ resulted in higher RPMs and feed rates even with difficult-to-machine materials. This enables our customers to obtain a significant increase in their current metal removal rates, while at the same time having a higher security in their machining processes. Safe-Lock™ also has a very positive effect on tool wear.” 09 | Industry Asia Pacific | April 2015

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Andreas Haimer, President of the Haimer Group, on the licensing agreement with OSG: “We are very proud and happy to have reached a strong partnership with OSG, one of the largest and leading producers of tools in the world.”

The Safe-Lock™ System from HAIMER is an integrated pull out protection for round cutting tools that uses a friction and form locking system. It increases process security, enables a higher metal removal rate and provides results that are significantly better than conventional tool clamping systems.

For the globally oriented corporation that is represented in 29 countries with 52 subsidiaries, over 5,000 employees and annual sales of approx. one billion US dollars, there was one further crucial factor, as Jiro Osawa argues: “In addition to the absolute technical superiority of Safe-Lock™ compared to alternative systems, it is the only system that is actually in high demand globally and also available in various clamping methods. Since we are not only in Japan but also well represented in North America and in Europe, we have decided to sign this license agreement and integrate the SafeLock™ design into our tools worldwide.” OSG is headquartered in Toyokawa, south east from Tokyo, where it has its solid carbide endmill production, coating facilities and production halls with the most modern CNC grinding machines. Due to these manufacturing capabilities, the company is able to insure the highest level of quality and availability of their tools. An additional global production network enables the demands of local markets and customer needs to be met with fast delivery and the highest of service and support.

Jiro Osawa, Managing Director of Technology with the OSG headquarters in Japan and North American CEO, is convinced of the Haimer Safe-Lock™ System: “In addition to the absolute technical superiority of Safe-Lock™ compared to alternative systems, it is the only system that is actually in high demand globally and also available in various clamping methods.”

customers. Last year alone, the growth was four times higher compared to previous years. This boom can be attributed to recognizing that the productivity increases resulting from the pull out protection is not restricted to typical aerospace applications but the cost and time savings can also be used in any typical milling application. www.haimer.biz

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Andreas Haimer, President of the Haimer Group, explains: “We have established Safe-Lock™ as a standard in roughing and heavy machining for which a variety of tools are available worldwide. We are very proud and happy to have reached a strong partnership with OSG, one of the largest and leading producers of tools in the world.” Since its launch in 2007, the Safe-Lock™ System has developed very successfully and excited many international 09 | Industry Asia Pacific | April 2015

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MAKE M-BUS MEASURING DEVICES TALK MODBUS-TCP

New gateway from HMS Industrial Networks enables M-Bus data from measuring devices to be monitored from Modbus-TCP networks.

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-Bus (Meter-Bus) is a widely used communication standard for measuring devices. It is predominantly used in buildings, for example in electricity meters, gas meters, water meters or other types of consumption meters. By getting data from these measuring devices onto a PLC or SCADA system, users can get a total overview of their energy consumption, including building parameters which previously had to be checked separately.

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How the gateway works The Anybus M-Bus to Modbus TCP gateway decodes M-Bus telegrams and maps meter values to Modbus registers. Mapping and configuration is done in a web-based configuration tool allowing the user to set up the gateway without any programming. It is possible to connect up to 20 M-Bus slaves and enable them to communicate on a Modbus-TCP network.

Connectivity to more networks with Anybus X-gateways The solution can be extended by pairing the M-Bus gateway with an Anybus X-gateway Modbus-TCP, making it is possible to connect M-Bus devices to most industrial networks. Versions are available for CANopen, CC-Link, ControlNet, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus RTU, PROFIBUS and PROFINET. Making energy savings possible “We see a substantial market for this solution,” says Niklas Selander, Product Manager at HMS. “Many industrial companies are currently trying to optimize their energy consumption. Their production lines are often connected to some kind of industrial network, but building parameters such as electricity, water, gas etc. are usually monitored on separate M-Bus systems. With our new solution, we enable plant owners to analyze and optimize their energy usage from PLC’s on Modbus-TCP and other networks.” http://tekinfo.link/rf65ddd836 www.ixxat.com

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NEW IE3 MOTORS (7.5-22KW) – BONFIGLIOLI´S FIRST STEP IN ITS EXPANDING AND INNOVATIVE IE3 PRODUCT SERIES

2 new motor series fulfilling IE3 class requirements are now available in the 7.5-22kW range.

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onfiglioli fosters initiatives for sustainable energy use and for the exploitation of renewable energy sources. The ongoing worldwide process to improve electric motor efficiency is top priority for the company, and as a leading firm in the renewable energy business, it is dedicated to making this transition for all its customers. The release of the new energy-efficient BX/MX motors is further proof of Bonfiglioli´s commitment to environmental preservation. The BX/MX motors fulfil several requirements and environmental norms. The motors meet standards of IE3 efficiency class, according to the international standard IEC 60034-30. The “X” of the new BX/MX motors stands for “eXcellence” in efficiency since the IE3 is the top efficiency rating currently formalized by global standards.

With the release of the new BX/MX series, Bonfiglioli offers a complete range of asynchronous motors that include the following: Series / Efficiency Class / IEC-Compact BN / IE1 / IEC BE / IE2 / IEC BX / IE3 / IEC M / IE1 / Compact ME / IE2 / Compact MX / IE3 / Compact

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In addition, to meeting IE3 standards, the BM/MX motors are also compliant to Ecodesign Requirements for Electric Motors (Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 - Commission Regulation (EC) No 640/2009 of 22 July 2009 implementing Directive 2005/32/EC) as set forth by the European Parliament and the Council with regard to Ecodesign requirements for electric motors.

The BX/MX motors offer a highly efficient and cost-effective solution that has a lower environment impact. The motors provide protection degree up to IP65 as well as thermal protection (Bi-Metallic or Ptc). Furthermore, the motors include incremental and absolute encoder availability and an anti-condensate drain. All these cutting-edge features make the BX/MX motors ideal for a diverse range of applications that require low energy consumption, particularly continuous duty actions.

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DP TECHNOLOGY CORP. ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ITS INNOVATIVE CAM SOLUTION ESPRIT 2015 TO INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND AUTOMATION

CAM industry innovator DP Technology Corp. is pleased to announce the release of a new version of its pioneering flagship product ESPRIT® 2015.

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SPRIT helps increase productivity for a full range of machine tool applications by generating more efficient toolpaths while also saving time by providing substantial improvements in computer numerical control (CNC) programming productivity. Besides increasing productivity, the release also provides many new and improved features specifically in the areas of intelligent machining, strategic machining, CAD-CAM data exchange and Cloud-Enabled CAM.

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Intelligent Machining Intelligent machining features in ESPRIT 2015 accelerates the machining process by providing new and unique 5-Axis cycles that reduce cycle time. This makes it possible to completely machine blades in a single setup. ESPRIT’s 5-Axis Blade Roughing tool motion is morphed across the blade from any size stock shape to uniformly offset stock allowance so it can be immediately followed by a finishing cycle. “ESPRIT 2015 offers unique features in 5-axis to make complex machining more efficient, allowing users to have more tool path options with features like blade roughing and chamfering.”said Cedric Simard, Global Marketing & Communication Director 09 | Industry Asia Pacific | April 2015

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of DP Technology. “ESPRIT 2015 blade roughing enables users to remove material down to uniform stock around the blade and eliminates the need to follow semi-finish cycles. Users in the aerospace, energy, medical and automotive industries will benefit the most from these time-saving operations for precision parts.” The Port Roughing cycle, another intelligent machining improvement in ESPRIT 2015, is a brand new 5-Axis cycle. It creates a 5-axis roughing operation to remove the material inside an area where the tool must enter through a restricted opening. The shape of the toolpath is an offset of the port surfaces, starting at the surface and proceeding inward at a constant stepover. Productivity Boost ESPRIT 2015 also includes features that increase machining productivity. The new Bottom Up roughing strategy helps take ESPRIT’s ProfitMilling high speed material removal cycle to the next level. The new Bottom Up strategy lets you attain a small residual stock height during the stock removal process. Even more, it can be combined with ProfitMilling – our unique high-speed machining roughing technology – for a major improvement in overall productivity. ProfitMilling


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optimizes toolpaths with engagement angle, chip load, lateral cutter force and material removal rate to massively reduce cycle time and increase tool life. Strategic machining The strategic machining capabilities of ESPRIT 2015 have been expanded with completely redesigned stock automation capabilities for multi-tasking machines with mill, turn and drill capabilities. Available for the Facing, Contouring and Pocketing milling cycles, the new stock automation function maintains awareness of the stock removed by previous operations to generate cutting passes only in areas where stock remains. This function greatly reduces air cutting which in turn drastically reduces cycle time. Additional strategic machining improvements have been made by providing support for slot mill tools in the Port Milling and Composite cycles. Slot mill tools save machining time on operations as tee-slotting and square shoulder milling and their geometry generates lower cutting forces in soft materials and unstable setups which increases tool life. Barrel-shaped cutters are now supported in 5-Axis Blade and Composite cycles. Barrel-shaped cutters provide a much better surface finish than ball end mills because their geometry provides a larger effective radius of engagement, resulting in smaller cusps between toolpaths. CAD to CAM New data exchange features in ESPRIT 2015 make it easier ever before to move information from your CAD system into the CAM environment. Three new geometry types -sketches, feature profiles and curves -- are now available through ESPRIT FX data exchange from Dassault Systemes CATIA, Parametric Technology Pro/ENGINEER and Siemens NX/UG. The additional information obtained from these geometry types can be easily manipulated to cover complex areas for roughing operations or extend surfaces to get a better finish on edges. ESPRIT 2015 provides another important improvement to shorten programming time by increasing the accuracy of automated feature recognition. The enhanced Auto Chain support for solid faces, loops and edges lets you create chain features directly on solid models. In addition, a redesigned wall feature recognition command automatically recognizes the upper and lower limits of walls, even tapered walls, in a solid model.

New Bottom Up roughing strategy in ESPRIT 2015, combined with ESPRIT ProfitMilling cycles, allows you to take advantage of large incremental cutting depths.

The new ESPRIT 2015 Bottom Up strategy produces a more accurate stock model in less time.

The new ESPRIT 2015 5-Axis Chamfering strategy chamfers edges lying along a 3D curve.

ESPRIT 2015 Barrel-shaped cutter support allows you to take full advantage of side tools and provides a higher quality surface finish.

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Cloud-Enabled CAM ESPRIT 2015 allows you to select tools based on the features of your parts in minutes — saving you the drudgery of flipping through catalogs to find ideal tooling. With the ESPRIT MachiningCloud Connection, programmers have access to complete and up-to-date tooling product data, cutting hours of programming time by eliminating manual tool creation. ESPRIT 2015 simplifies the selection of cutting tools and automatically obtains the recommended ones. ESPRIT 2015 Conical Wrap Contouring allows one linear axis to remain at a constant value while the tool path is wrapped on the feature which is around a conical shape. 09 | Industry Asia Pacific | April 2015

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CONNECT A PC TO ANY INDUSTRIAL ETHERNET NETWORK WITH IXXAT INPACT

The new IXXAT INpact from HMS Industrial Networks combines the proven Anybus technology with years of IXXAT know-how in the PC interface card area. The result is a PCIe card with multi-protocol support for numerous industrial Ethernet standards and a uniform protocol and card-spanning application programming interface.

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ntil now, it has been complicated to develop PC-based measurement, visualisation or service applications for several Industrial Ethernet standards since different interface cards and application programming interfaces had to be used for each protocol. The new IXXAT INpact is the solution to this.

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Based on proven Anybus and IXXAT technologies, HMS offers a PCIe card in standard and low-profile formats which supports all leading industrial Ethernet standards. Users can easily connect their PC-based slave application to EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, PROFINET IRT/RT, Powerlink and standard TCP/IP by using the IXXAT INpact. Through the uniform driver concept, the customer can switch between protocols quickly and without extensive programming and also profit from future protocol extensions and developments.

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Support for multiple industrial Ethernet standards The network solution inside IXXAT INpact is based on the Anybus CompactCom technology, today used within millions of automation devices globally. Used in combination with a flexible FPGA-based PCIe bus connection, the Anybus NP40 network processor has all functions required to process the communication between the Industrial Ethernet network and the PC-based customer application. With low latency times and a deterministic real-time behavior, it is perfect for demanding industrial applications. Furthermore, the 2-port Ethernet interface (10/100 Mbit, RJ45s), supports protocol specific switch functions – such as IRT for PROFINET, DLR for EtherNet/IP and Hub for Powerlink. The Common Ethernet flash-update feature enables the user to download any industrial Ethernet protocol without switching cards in a quick and cost-efficient manner, which


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makes the IXXAT INpact a future-proof and adaptable interface for all types of applications. A fast track to Ethernet connectivity Thanks to the NP40 multi-protocol processor, the FPGAbased concept and the uniform driver interface, the IXXAT INpact is the ideal choice for numerous applications – ranging from HMI systems to process visualization and service tools up to measurement, analysis and test systems. The IXXAT INpact comes with a comprehensive driver package for Windows, enabling simple and rapid development of customer-specific applications. Thanks to the uniform application programming interface, it is possible to switch between industrial Ethernet protocols without changing the customer software, which leads to increased flexibility and a reduction in terms of development costs.

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A driver for Linux is in the roadmap and real-time operating systems such as RTX, Intime, VxWorks and QNX are supported upon request. Furthermore, the IXXAT INpact will soon be available for the PCI bus and for mini PCIe. http://tekinfo.link/rbe9f98850 www.ixxat.com

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PCVUE SCADA 11.1

Innovative features for monitoring and controlling distributed assets and IP networks.

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cVue 11.1 is the latest release of PcVue SCADA solution created by ARC Informatique. It now features the monitoring of geographically distributed assets and IP network devices. The innovative design improves operator effectiveness with powerful data analysis tools and developer productivity with advanced automation of configuration.

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GEO Map Control, a built-in component for GIS decision making, provides live interactive maps from popular mapping services such as Google and Microsoft. Maps are interactive and dynamic; supporting both off-line and online maps access. PcVue graphical objects (Symbols) may be used as markers including animations and display of realtime asset status and alarms. No scripting or programming is required to configure the Map Control.

PcVue’s communication driver pack, CIMWay, has been expanded to support SNMP for monitoring and controlling devices on IP networks. This native capability not only allows PcVue applications to monitor the health of the network, but provides access to an ever increasing number of IED’s and other equipment with IP interfaces. Designed for optimization of large IP networks in mind, the PcVue SNMP solution capability supports the growing Internet of Industrial Things (IoIT). Data Analysis for operator decision-making support is an increasing requirement in a modern SCADA application. PcVue 11.1 provides powerful analysis, with a few clicks operators may move from real-time to analysis mode and back. The resulting visualization may be with dashboard KPI displays or the powerful new X-Y charting control for correlation and statistical analysis. Enhancements to BACnet® Scheduling and new SMART Generators for BACnet® and TwinCAT® - Beckhoff for automated configuration are some of the many additional new features and improvements to PcVue Solutions with PcVue 11.1.

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Other additions are worth to be noted: the implement of a new license utility, a unique tool for license management, and improved client drivers for Energy management such as DNP3, our DNV Kema certified IEC 61850, IEC 60870-5104, etc. To preserve your SCADA investment and ensure its longevity, PcVue has been maintaining backward compatibility for 20 years. This new version is compatible with the latest technologies (Windows 8.1, Microsoft SQL Server 2014, etc.) including virtual environments. For more information visit www.pcvuesolutions.com

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SECO MY PAGES NOW AVAILABLE IN NEW ZEALAND

Seco customers in New Zealand now have access to My Pages, a valuable new tool available via the Internet or as an app for smartphones and tablets.

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eaturing an unprecedented amount of data in a simple, user-friendly interface, My Pages demonstrates Seco’s continuous commitment to better serving the metal cutting industry. Manufacturers can begin receiving the benefits of My Pages by signing up at mypages.secotools. com.The appearance and functionality of My Pages is universal across all mediums, though resizing occurs depending on the user’s device for an optimal viewing and navigation experience. My Pages primarily consists of portlets – which connect users to specific content within the interface – including product searches, orders, test reports and Threading Wizard software.

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Product Searches My Pages houses searchable information on every standard Seco cutting tool, including real-time inventory availability and pricing. Cutting data recommendations for any Seco product are also easy to access by entering the product information or scanning the QR code or barcode on the product label with the app. Orders My Pages assists in tool procurement and inventory processes by making it easy to place orders for stock 09 | Industry Asia Pacific | April 2015

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replenishment, as well as quickly view data on all current and past orders. Users can also set up account-viewing permissions for team members across their facilities, create a product wish list for future orders and track order shipments in real time. Test Reports My Pages gives users access to all of their product test reports and productivity cost analyses, as well as create and share their test reports within their company. Threading Wizard Through My Pages, users can take advantage of Seco’s popular Threading Wizard Software from anywhere in their shop and quickly generate CNC code for cutting all types of threads. The code can then be either output as a text file, or sent directly to a CNC with Bluetooth capability. My Pages is a dynamic tool and will continue to evolve through the continuous introduction of new functionalities and portlets. The tool empowers Seco customers by putting comprehensive information at their fingertips whenever they need it. For more information visit www.secotools.com/mypages


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ENERGY-SAVING LIGHTS FOR HAZARDOUS AREAS

Thanks to extraordinary light efficiency, the LED-based tubular light fittings from the new 6036 series save considerable operating costs.

Compact, innovative LED design.

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TAHL now offers compact LED-based tubular light fittings for use in Ex zones 1/21 and 2/22 that provide users with an alternative to typical linear luminaires.

With a diameter of merely 55 mm, the new lights take up less than half the space required by conventional linear luminaires, and reach less than half their weight. What is most striking, however, is the design that makes the new 6036 series extraordinarily light-efficient: 30 four-foot long LED-based tubular light fittings, for instance, ensure an illuminance of approximately 500 lx, which would usually require 35 linear luminaires with two 36 W fluorescent tubes each – or alternatively 48 conventional box-type units retrofitted with LEDs.

The tubular light fittings can be operated in a very wide temperature range from -40 to +60 °C. The maintenancefree units are suitable for general lighting purposes or for use as machine lamps. Due to their slim design, they can be installed in hard-to-access locations. Even at an ambient temperature of +60 °C, they reach a lifetime of 80,000 hours. The vibration-proof units are IP66/IP67-protected by default, resulting in excellent suitability for maritime applications. In addition to ATEX and IECEx certificates, they also feature certificates for many major markets (GOST, Gazpromnadzor, UL do Brasil, GL). http://tekinfo.link/r13078f826

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However, R. STAHL’s new lights consume only about half as much power and the specific power consumption per 100 lx is merely 1.5 W/m². This ensures enormous savings regarding operating costs – depending on the comparative solution and the time frame, just under 20% to more than 50% savings are realistic in practice.

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SMART STANDARD DRIVES PROVIDE SERVO DYNAMICS AND PRECISION

Highly dynamic, coordinated drives with built-in intelligence manage complex handling assignments.

Teamed with advanced inverter electronics for smart control functionality, standard asynchronous motors providing IE2 or IE3 efficiency and permanent-magnet IE4 synchronous motors can deliver servo-level dynamics and agility.

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ased on state-of-the-art frequency inverters for motormounting, wall-mounting, or cabinet installation, NORD DRIVESYSTEMS implement highly precise positioning tasks, safety applications, and sophisticated functions such as synchronization, coordinated multi-axis operation, winding control, and flying shear. These systems are significantly more economic than conventional servo technology solutions since the purchase costs are much lower and since there is a much larger variety of available system components, including a very versatile gear program that allows for a wide range of custom-specific configurations.

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The frequency inverters feature a real-time microprocessor (cycle time 10 ms) and support free programming of driverelated functions according to IEC 61131 to relieve the workload of external PLCs. 200% overload reserve capacity ensures high operating safety, for instance in crane and hoist systems.

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Employing field-oriented control technology, these controllers achieve excellent consistency under flexible loads and from near standstill up to the motor’s rated speed, even without an encoder. Furthermore, the drives provide high starting torques and speed feedback can also be implemented. The top-of-the-range frequency inverter SK 540E from the control cabinet line integrates a universal encoder interface for SSI, BISS, EnDat profile 2.1, and Hiperface. NORD’s line-up of distributed inverter technology covers the performance range up to 22 kW, while cabinet devices range up to 160 kW. The German drive expert provides fullscale mechatronic drives, manufacturing geared motors and electronics units and programming logic functions in-house. www.nord.com


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INTERPOWER INTERNATIONAL POWER SOURCE

Interpower® announces a low-cost, convenient source of AC power that lets you test your product before exporting globally. Common operating voltages and frequencies for global electrical products are typically 110-240VAC/50-60Hz. The Interpower International Power Source provides fast, convenient testing of AC electrical equipment at those common operating voltages and frequencies.

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urthermore, it provides seven of the most common country specific AC receptacles ensuring that equipment under test utilizes the proper AC plug. Testing electrical products with the International Power Source during product design stages or in production test prior to export gives you assurance that your global product will perform when the customer receives it. The unit can also be used to simulate brownouts, or drops in voltage in an electrical system.

Interpower houses over 4 million components in their warehouse so their customers don’t have to! Interpower Corporation offers a 1-week U.S. manufacturing lead-time on any manufactured product; any quantity…1-week. No minimum order requirements, and specification sheets and pricing are available online. For ordering and technical information, please contact our Customer Service Department at 800/662-2290 or order online at www.interpower.com

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The 85521711 and the 85521701 offer output power at 1725VA maximum, low range variable at 10-138VAC at 12.5Ams maximum and a high range variable 10-276VAC at 6.25Ams maximum, 47-450Hz. The 85522211 and 85522201 offer output power at 2200VA maximum.

The Interpower International Power Source is also available to rent at approximately 10% of the purchase price for a one month minimum, with no maximum in rental term.

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EPLAN EXPERIENCE

Eplan Experience: “Your Gateway to Greater Efficiency” , Eplan presents at the SPS IPC Drives, Germany, a new knowledge based program for optimising engineering efficiency.

At the SPS IPC Drives Eplan Experience will be launched: a new knowledge-driven international programme introduced by Eplan that aims to optimise engineering efficiency. By making engineering practices more efficient it will lead to specific and clear competitive advantages such as strategic innovation management through a high-performing IT environment; shorter time to market; optimal resource management; and greater international competitiveness.

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plan Experience is suitable for existing or new customers in all industries in which Eplan is currently active. It is applicable to all companies, activities and locations, and can be implemented and tailored to specific requirements.

Highly modular Eplan Experience is totally integrated with the existing Eplan Platform. Highly modular, it consists of eight Fields of Action – specific areas of operations that a company wishes to optimise and make more efficient:

Eplan Experience is based heavily on feedback from Eplan´s global customers in a variety of industries. “Eplan Experience will help our customers meet the many challenges in controls engineering they are facing in today’s fast evolving world, such as growing complexity, big data, and new types of connectivity,” says Thomas Michels, head of product management. All these – and other – challenges can be reduced to one common denominator: increased efficiency. This is exactly the objective of Eplan Experience. “We help companies to do more with the same or fewer resources, to accelerate product development, and free product development resources for other value-added activities”, adds Michels.

IT Infrastructure involves integrating a customer’s Eplan software into their IT infrastructure to ensure it is high-performing. It will lead to a problem-free and clear installation and updating process.

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Platform Setup allows a customer to make an applicationspecific programme configuration for an ideal working environment. It will help define and implement platform settings in the most optimal way. Codes & Standards provides guidelines for settings and the use of device and master data. It will enable companies to comply with all the necessary global standards for


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“Eplan Experience will help our customers meet the many challenges in controls engineering they are facing in today’s fast evolving world, such as growing complexity, big data, and new types of connectivity,” says Thomas Michels, head of product management.

documentation and production. This includes the new IEC 81346 standard. Product Structure provides a clear method for structuring machines and systems. This will be through a clear product and technology structure and designation as the basis for the use of automation methods and interdisciplinary collaboration. Design Methods – Selection and implementation of the most efficient design methods is a key to efficient engineering. Working alongside Eplan experts, customers will be able to analyse, evaluate, define and implement their selected design methods, to reduce engineering efforts and project planning time.

Initial focus The initial focus of the launch of Eplan Experience in November 2014 is on the two Fields of Action called Codes & Standards and Design Methods. “One of the key priorities for engineering companies is to implement the new IEC 81346 standard in their engineering environment,” explains Michels. “IEC 81346 forms the basis for the structuring of products, machines and plants – covering as many disciplines as possible and with consistent terminology. We are therefore already offering hands-on training seminars on Codes & Standards and Design Methods to help companies achieve smooth compliance with IEC 81346.” www.eplan.in/in/start

Workflow evaluates and automates design processes step by step, by using a scripting API or an additional specific development. It will reduce errors, integrate data technology in processes, and ensure consistency within engineering. MORE INFORMATION

Process Integration integrates workflows into a customer’s processes. This is achieved by exploiting additional potential and adjacent processes to the construction process (PDM/ ERP). Project Management. To achieve productivity in the shortest possible time, Eplan Experience provides a project plan based on standardised processes. 09 | Industry Asia Pacific | April 2015

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Industry Asia Pacific is the portal for Asia technical engineers. Presents product news and the latest business for the industrial market.